White Chocolate Chex Mix

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This is my family’s white chocolate Chex mix recipe that we make around the holidays every single year. It has M & M’s, peanuts, pretzels, and two different kinds of cereal that are covered with white chocolate.

It’s salty and sweet with chocolate, what’s not to love, right? In case you missed my post, Caramel Popcorn, I love munchies, but you probably know that by now. While growing, up we made a Chex Mix with some spices, well this takes that recipe to the next level!

This recipe is the perfect one to teach our kids to cook from scratch in the kitchen as a family. It’s fun to fill a few wide-mouth quarts or pint-size jars with this treat to deliver to friends, neighbors, and take to a family party.

You may want to use bags like these for delivery of the treat, Cellophane Baggies. You can add a gift tag and some ribbon, and you’re good to go.

What I love about this simple recipe is that most of the ingredients are already stocked in our pantry. We may not always have the M & M colors we want, like red and green for Christmas, but those would be easy to pick up at the grocery store.

This recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day too with some pink and red M & M’s. You can use green ones for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! And don’t forget orange ones for a fall gathering, Halloween, or Thanksgiving party.

This recipe is so easy to make and it makes a lot, just warning you ahead of time. It’s perfect to take to a family reunion, and be ready to pass out the recipe because people are going to love it!

White Chocolate Chex Mix

What You May Need In The Kitchen

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White Chocolate Chex Mix (Note: this is option #1of the two listed in the recipe)

Step One

As always, I like to gather all of my ingredients before I start my recipes.

White Chocolate Chex Mix

Step Two

Measure out all of the ingredients.

White Chocolate Chex Mix

Step Three

Place the mini pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M’s on a cookie sheet that you’ve covered with waxed paper. Mix them up so each item is distributed evenly.

White Chocolate Chex Mix

Step Four

Line the second cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the mixture of mini pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M’s on the two cookie sheets as shown in the picture below.

Spread onto Two Cookie Sheets

Step Five

Melt the white chocolate with the shortening in a separate bowl in the microwave in one-minute intervals. Watch constantly. Stop and stir the mixture until the chips are melted through.

Melt the Chocolate Chips

Step Six

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M’s mixture.

Pour the Chocolate over the mixture

Finished Product

Let it “set up” and then break it apart into sections. If your kitchen is too warm, place the cookie sheets in your refrigerator until it firms up. Store in airtight containers.

White Chocolate Chex Mix

White Chocolate Chex Mix

5 from 2 votes
White Chocolate Chex Mix
White Chocolate Chex Mix
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 5 cups mini pretzels
  • 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 5 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 pound package of Christmas colored M & M's
  • Two 12- ounce packages white baking chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
Instructions
Option #1
  1. OPTION #1 Line two cookie sheets with waxed paper. Place the mini pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M's on the cookie sheets. Mix them up so each one is distributed evenly on the cookie sheets. Set the mixture on the cookie sheets aside. Melt the white chocolate with the shortening in a separate bowl in the microwave in one-minute intervals. Watch constantly. Stop and stir the mixture until the chips are melted through. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M's. Let it "set up" and then break it apart into sections. If your kitchen is too warm, place the cookie sheets in your refrigerator until the coated mixture firms up. Store in airtight containers.

Option #2
  1. OPTION #2 Grease a large bowl with butter (I use a baggie to spread it). Combine the mini pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M's in the buttered bowl. Set the mixture aside. Melt the white chocolate with the shortening in a separate bowl in the microwave in one-minute intervals. Watch constantly. Stop and stir the mixture until the chips are melted through. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzels, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Chex, salted peanuts, and M & M's. Line two cookie sheets with waxed paper to keep the mixture from sticking to the sheets. Scoop the coated mixture onto the cookie sheets. Let it "set up" and then break it apart into sections. If your kitchen is too warm, place the cookie sheets in your refrigerator until it firms up. Store in airtight containers.

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How do I store my White Chocolate Chex Mix?

You can store this recipe in baggies, wide-mouth quart mason jars, or pint-size mason jars. Here are a few I put together for neighbor gifts.

White Chocolate Chex Mix

Can I use some different nuts in the recipe?

Absolutely, I love salted peanuts, but I’m sure pecans or most any variety of nut would taste great as well.

Would this recipe work with Peanut M & M’s?

Now, my secret is out, my all-time favorite candy is M & M Peanuts! You could use these as well, but the M & M Peanut colors are limited.

Can I use coconut oil with this recipe?

Yes, you can, I have always used shortening, but coconut oil will work. I wouldn’t use an oil like olive oil, the flavor would be too strong for this sweet recipe.

Can I make these Gluten-Free?

Thanks to Steff, she said she suggested trading out the ingredients with GLUTEN-FREE pretzels, rice and corn Chex, plain Cheerios, Craisins!

Final Word

I hope you try making my white chocolate Chex mix recipe, I love to hear from you! It feels so good to be back visiting friends and family! Please keep prepping and teaching your kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch. May God Bless this world, Linda

6 thoughts on “White Chocolate Chex Mix

  • December 15, 2021 at 7:22 am
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    Oh Linda! This looks so yummy! Your gift presentation in the jars is adorable. And the pictures you included are so helpful and pretty. My daughter and I are gluten and nut free. So as I am reading your recipe I automatically sub in all our GF stuff…and it works. Yay! We will make this using GF pretzels, rice and corn Chex, plain Cheerios, craisins, and it will be delicious. Thanks so much for all the care and creativity you share with your readers.

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    • December 15, 2021 at 9:37 am
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      Hi Steff, oh you made my day with your kind words, my friend!! I need to add those to my post for GF! Thank you!!! Oh, and craisins! Yummy! Linda

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  • December 15, 2021 at 9:27 am
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    5 stars
    Love how pretty these yummy gifts are. It’s clever how Steff was able to convert hers to GF and nut free. I just found out that I have to go on a prediabetes diet and unfortunately I’m not getting any holiday treats this year. So I don’t have a pity party, you know so much more about cooking than I do, can you refer me to a holiday treat that would work for me? It’s hard to make rabbit food look festive.

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    • December 15, 2021 at 9:41 am
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      Hi Debbie, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend! I am working on a few more recipes you may not be able to eat, BUT I am working on a Charcuterie board with healthy foods! Stay tuned. Linda

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  • December 29, 2021 at 11:14 pm
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    5 stars
    This would make great Christmas Gifts for friends and our Pastor.

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    • December 30, 2021 at 6:29 am
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      Hi Jackie, I delivered three jars to my friends! Thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Linda

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